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Roman de gare Reviews

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May 23, 2008
I think I understand the alternative realities of the plot, and I concede the loose ends are tied up, sort of, but I didn't care.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2008
Red herrings abound and audience frustration sets in. It's a pity because the film looks good and the Gilbert Becaud songs on the soundtrack are easy on the ear.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/5
April 25, 2008
The story's Hitchcockian plot loses steam quickly, though Pinon's salty presence keeps things from getting totally bloodless.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2008
Despite the superb acting and wonderfully sly dialogue, Roman de Gare can't tie all its bows neatly enough to be truly satisfying.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
April 24, 2008
filmmaking for filmmaking's sake.
| Original Score: 2/5
April 21, 2008
The problem with Roman de Gare is that the tale grabs you more than the telling.
April 22, 2008
Where's Agatha Christie when you need her?
April 24, 2008
Though Lelouch has toned down his penchant for putting pretty pictures ahead of plot, there's still a nagging sense of disposability.
Read More | Original Score: 3/6
November 13, 2008
Is it supposed to be funny, tragic or what? Even the characters don't seem too sure.
Full Review | Original Score: 2/4
June 6, 2008
Forty years after his breakout success as a filmmaker, Claude Lelouch makes something of a comeback with his playful and sexy whodunit, Roman de Gare.
Read More | Original Score: 4/5
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April 24, 2008
Roman De Gare's neatest trick is [Dominique] Pinon's performance, which draws out a hitherto unseen leading-man allure.
Read More | Original Score: B-
August 1, 2008
... about the creation of fiction, the way we spin lies together into a simulacrum of life - if there's any philosophical point of view beyond that it's that every narrative is necessarily an abridgment of truth.
Full Review | Original Score: 86/100
April 22, 2008
The term 'Hitchcockian' has become overused in recent years, but here is a movie to which it deserves to be applied.
Full Review | Original Score: 3.5/4
May 15, 2008
This goofy tale of self-emancipation, a love story made by a mature man wise to the possibilities of the improbable, is also a thriller with an unexpectedly dark edge.
May 16, 2008
If you're willing to go along with it, as I was, then being manipulated -- or at least actively misled -- becomes a pleasure.
August 15, 2011
Lelouch's splintered narrative, mostly related in flashback, plays games with the characters without delivering much of a payoff.
April 23, 2008
[Lelouch] masterfully switches tone without missing a beat and has truly created a masterpiece that can only get better the more times it's watched.
Full Review | Original Score: 9/10
June 6, 2008
As fizzy and non-nutritive as a glass of sparkling wine, Roman de Gare is a crowd-pleasing blend of romance, farce and mystery that plays out a little like a Ruth Rendell mystery novel with Rendell herself as the chief suspect.
Read More | Original Score: 3/4
April 20, 2008
A diverting but cool suspense puzzler whose payoff proves to be smaller and more mundane than its twisty, fluid setup.
Full Review | Original Score: 2.5/4
November 7, 2008
It's surprising, enthralling, intriguing, blackly droll, and a rattling good yarn.
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